Homegrown Ryeland Sliver 500g Sweater Pack - Pale Grey
We are closed until January 2021 for Maternity Leave and won’t be processing orders during this time. In the meanwhile, you are welcome to browse the shop and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021.
A 500g pack of homegrown Ryeland wool sliver. 500g should be enough to make a sweater for a small adult, you'll need two or more to make a large sweater. Buying in bulk saves you money - this bag is £5 cheaper than if you bought the fibre in 100g lots.
We send most of our Ryeland wool to Halifax Mill for processing into sliver for spinning. They've done a wonderful job on it, the fibre is beautifully carded, nep-free and full of its natural Ryeland bounce.
Sliver is made from carded fibre, so this preparation is perfect for longdraw spinning, although it will spin up beautifully from a worsted draw too. Ryeland wool makes a super bouncy yarn with great elasticity and little tendency to felt.
You'll find a little vegetable matter (VM) in these, as my sheep enjoy their winter hay and the mill washes the fleeces gently so VM isn't always stripped out. It drops out easily during spinning. Since the fibre's been gently washed, there's some residual lanoliin in the wool, which results in a smooth spinning experience, the lanolin's easy to wash out after spinning.
This sliver is a natural pale grey colour, from the grey Ryeland sheep in our flock. We have limited stocks of this available.